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  • 10 000 km
    10 000 km

    2022 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Jorge Eduardo de la Brena Rodríguez

    Audiovisual letter exchange between director’s brother and the director.

  • Barabbas
    Barabbas

    2022 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Ester Stancel

    Documentary about Oleg, who grew up in a criminal environment. While he is talking about his life, we see him in his workshop making picture frames and then helping with welding something in another workshop.

  • Birds of Paradise
    Birds of Paradise

    Original title in Estonian: Paradiisilinnud

    2022 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Johan Huimerind

    A restless soul roams in a harmonious paradise.

  • Blackbird
    Blackbird

    2022 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Robin Marten Leppik

    Robin Marten Leppik's documentary follows the creation and development of set design for the theatre through Johan Elm's production Musträstas.

  • Canning a Miracle
    Canning a Miracle

    Original title in Estonian: Ime purki püüdmine

    2022 | Students film, Short, Documentary | Director: Erik Kiviselg

    A young filmmaker embarks on a journey to create emotionally super engaging short film with help from famous Estonian film critics.

  • Child’s play
    Child’s play

    Original title in Estonian: Lapsemäng

    2022 | Students film, Short | Director: Silver Õun

    Two fathers teach their kids the great art of chopping wood. No one wants to take the blame when an accident occurs.

  • Circus
    Circus

    Original title in Estonian: Tsirkus

    2022 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Joosep Ehasalu

    Joosep Ehasalu’s third semester student short documentary ponders on what it means to be an artist, through a painting by his grandfather.

  • Companions
    Companions

    Original title in Estonian: Seltsilised

    2022 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Kristiina Iilane

    A short film about loneliness and human need for connection in this life.

  • Corpse Merchants
    Corpse Merchants

    Original title in Estonian: Laibamüüjad

    2022 | Students film, TV Show | Director: Mikk Mäe

    Kaspar Rummi's, Mikk Mäe's and Mona Brit Luur's master's thesis is a 42-minute long documentary show that reflects the history of Estonian crime shows through the eyes and experiences of those who make them. We also touch on various events in the development of the content and formats of crime shows. The show reflects the period of the 90s and early 00s.

  • Don’t Go Out
    Don’t Go Out

    Original title in French: Ne sors pas

    2022 | Students film, Music video | Director: Frederiks Sebastians

    A mysterious tale about long forgotten places and memories. The consequences that should be faced, encountering them again unprepared.

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The database is maintained by NGO Estonian Film Database. It was opened on 12.12.2012 and is meant for providing information about the whole Estonian film heritage from 1912. We plan fully complete it by 2025 but already now full and partial entries for about 20 000 films, 27 000 filmmakers, and more than 200 production companies could be retrieved in Estonian and partly in English. Translation of film descriptions and keywords into English is ongoing but due to the scarcity of resources quite a slow process. Read more detailed overview.

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